Bar Roll – 2002  
Admitted – 1997

Phone – (03) 9225 7333 
Email – pumpad@vicbar.com.au


Bar Roll – 2002  
Admitted – 1997

Phone – (03) 9225 7333
Email –  pumpad@vicbar.com.au

Admitted to practice in

  • Federal Court of Australia

Area of Law

  • Arbitration
  • Building and Construction Law (Incl Engineering)
  • Disciplinary & Related Tribunals
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Acquisition/Valuation/Compensation
  • Local Government
  • Town Planning
  • Water and Drainage Law


David specialises in building and construction disputes; planning; local government; water and drainage, including claims under the Water Act; and environmental matters. [show_more]

Prior to signing the Bar Roll David was a Senior Associate in the construction and construction insurance sections of Phillips Fox. He completed his articles at Phillips Fox having previously worked at the Housing Guarantee Fund as a law clerk and mediation co-ordinator. He commenced his articles at the Fund.

Prior to studying law, David was a registered builder and member of the Master Builders Association. He had previously worked as a building inspector and surveyor.

David was a member of the Building Appeals Board from 1996 to 2003. David’s position on the Board required extensive knowledge and application of administrative law principles and interpretation of the Building Act 1993, and other Acts, Standards and Codes relevant to the building industry.

David was an executive member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors between 1997 and 2001. He served as vice-president of the Institute for 3 of those years as well as convenor of the Institute’s professional practice committee.

David is a Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.He was invited to join the Society as a result of his studies at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB).His studies at UCSB included Alternative Dispute Resolution, various planning issues, public policy analysis, communication (including cross cultural communication), environmental impact analysis as well as in law.